Principal Flood Risk and Drainage Engineer

Yorkshire and Humber
Industry Sector:
Flood Jobs, Flood Risk Jobs, Drainage Jobs
Job Category:
Flood Engineer
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Graduate/Higher diploma
£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Start Date:
Mattinson Partnership
Job Ref:

Job Ref: 19785

Job Title: Principal Flood Risk and Drainage Engineer

Location: York

Salary: �35,000 - �45,000 DOE


A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced engineer or scientist with a demonstrable interest in flood risk management, drainage design and the wider engineering field to join a growing planning consultancy in York.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, well-organised individual who can work independently as well as within a multi-disciplinary team. Our client has a variety of work from small scale private developments to mid-scale long term service contracts, so no two days will be the same!

Role & Company:

With your five years+ industry experience, you will provide feasibility and design advice to clients in development and land use planning markets. This will include the undertaking of flood risk assessments, surface and foul water drainage designs, site viability assessments and site walkovers commissioning surveys as required. You will provide a satisfactory resolution to engineering issues identified during planning applications and support clients in gaining the necessary approvals. You will consult with regulators and planning authorities, liaise with developers and clients and work within an interdisciplinary team to deliver suitable designs.

As a small and friendly office, you will be working alongside the directors on a day to day basis with tangible opportunities for involvement with the company’s strategic direction. You will also be responsible for tender preparation and project management. The vacancy is based in York, although travel to meetings and sites will be required.

Qualifications & Experience:

The successful candidate will have experience of implementing the National Planning Policy Framework, The Construction Design and Management Regulations, Building Regulations and other development-related guidance. You will have a strong technical understanding and appreciation of hydraulic modelling (fluvial and sewer), hydrology, drainage and other aspects related to infrastructure delivery.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of skills including:

* An engineering or science-related qualification, degree or equivalent
* Be of chartered status with ICE or CIWEM (or working towards)
* Experience of infrastructure planning and delivery associated with site development, including residential and commercial developments
* Detailed drainage (surface and foul) design experience within residential/commercial developments using WinDES Micro Drainage/Infoworks or equivalent
* Experience of Hydrological Assessment and Hydraulic Modelling using WINFAP-FEH and Flood Modeller software packages
* A full valid UK driving licence

For further information on this vacancy, or other flood risk or hydrology roles, please contact Charis Evans on 020 7960 2588 or email

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